Mini chocolate pots

by Sunita on January 14, 2009

Today’s recipe came about from a sudden urge for something sweet. A few nights ago, Rengoni and Agastya were already in bed, and Dinesh and I were staying up after dinner. Dinesh was ransacking the kitchen for some afters and somehow I felt the urge too. Well, I am always ready for something sweet. I have to tell myself off many a times because of this tendency. But, in this instance, I couldn’t stop myself. I had been good for quite a few days now, and the urge was too much to be ignored. So, I immediately offered to do something about it.

I had bought some dark chocolate a couple of days ago to make something and I still had some left. There was also some ground almonds left over from last months Daring bakers’ challenge, and this was summoned too. And I also happened to have some very thick cream. Amazing, how, sometimes, you can find all the ingredients at hand, just lying there, as if waiting to be combined into something delectable…it was destiny, I suppose! I couldn’t stop grinning. With a little honey, all the other ingredients were combined and the following mini chocolate pots were brought into existence. They are so simple to make and taste yum too.

How to-

100 gms of dark chocolate, very finely chopped

150 mls of very thick double cream

4 tblsp of honey ( or as per taste)

5 tblsp of ground almonds+ a little extra for topping

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

How to-

  1. Mix together the chopped chocolate and ground almonds in a bowl.
  2. In a small pan, place the cream and honey and mix together.
  3. Place the pan over heat and bring the contents to just near boiling, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and pour the contents over the chocolate mixture along with the vanilla.
  5. Leave for a few seconds and then whisk vigorously till everything is smooth.
  6. Spoon into ramekins ( I got about nine of them in mini ramekins which could hold just about 2 tblsps of the mixture) and leave till cool and set.
  7. Sprinkle a little ground almonds on top and enjoy!

I must say, both of us were quite impressed by these little pots. The chocolate was a delight  I saved the rest for the next day for all of us to enjoy. I had made very small helpings, as the combination, even without sugar can be quite explosive. And, after all, good things do come in small packages, don’t they? :-D

They are so simple to make and taste yum too.

Wishing all my Indian readers a very happy Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh~(Bhogali) bihu( for us)

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{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

1 CurryLeaf January 14, 2009 at 9:16 pm

HAPPY SANKRANTI.The pots are lovely and :P :P :P :P .I must make these,NOW.I wish there was some way I could atleast inhale from the web.

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2 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:54 am

Thank you CL…wish you were near too :-)

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3 Uma January 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Wow, what a mouth-watering dessert! So simple too! Thanks for the delicious recipe Sunitha! Those little bowls look so cute! Happy Sankranthi!

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4 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:54 am

You’re most welcome Uma…do give them a try :-)

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5 Asha January 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Pot de cream! looks good, Kids’ and grown ups delight! :) )

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6 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:55 am

Thanks Asha :-)

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7 indosungod January 14, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Delectable indeed. What a find Sunita.
I am a choclate addict, this sure makes me swoon!

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8 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:56 am

Thanks Indo…we did love them a lot…I had to really restrain myself from going for seconds :-)

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9 Nirmala January 15, 2009 at 3:30 am

Wishing you and your family too happy bihnu! These little pots are real little treasures! Great looks!

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10 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:56 am

Thank you Nirmala…we did love them indeed :-)

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11 Meeta January 15, 2009 at 7:52 am

oh these are decadent! you temptress!

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12 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:57 am

Thanks dear Meeta :-)

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13 Arundhuti January 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

Looks awesome! Must have tasted divine….

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14 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:57 am

Thanks Arundhuti…we did loe them indeed :-)

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15 sowmya January 15, 2009 at 11:06 am

wow..that looks very tempting..cute little pots..

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16 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:58 am

Thanks Sowmya :-)

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17 Soma January 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

How delicious! I love those cute little mini ramekins of yours.

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18 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:59 am

Thanks Soma :-)

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19 Priya January 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Those look decadent! If only I could grab the spoon right now…sigh. I made a similar one late one night cos I wanted something sweet, 100% satisfaction guaranteed :D

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20 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:59 am

Thanks Priya…they are very tempting indeed, aren’t they :-D

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21 Happy Cook January 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm

I have all the ingridients with me. . Guess what I am going to do after blogging, make these cuties.
I know i should not give into undulgence, but seeing that pic is too much.

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22 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 8:00 am

Do give it a try HC :-)

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23 Happy Cook January 15, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Guess what sunita , it is setting in my kitchen. Will post them tommorow.
I added orange callets to them so it gives a orange flavour :-)
It looks and taste delicious ( icoudn’t help myself , had to lick the bowl)

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24 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 8:00 am

I love your enthusiasm HC…can’t wait to see your version :-)

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25 snooky doodle January 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

oh I can’t look! I m supposed to be on a diet. these are so tempting :)

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26 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 8:01 am

Sorry, dear Snooky… I’m evil, aren’t I ? :-D

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27 Ivy January 16, 2009 at 6:08 am

Now you’re tempting me. I have all the ingredients at home and I haven’t made anything sweet from the beginning of the year. It sounds delicious.

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28 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 7:41 am

Go on and make it Ivy…we do need to give in to temptations sometimes ;-)

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29 Happy Cook January 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I just posted them sunita.
Yet another wonderful creation from your kitchen to mine .
Delicious they were.

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30 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Glad you enjoyed them HC :-)

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31 Dharm January 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

These are certainly the kind of dessert I would love to have – everyday if possible!!

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32 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I would too, if only the waistline didn’t go expandin’ :-D

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33 sandeepa January 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Your family is so so lucky to have you. I feel so inadequate as a Mom

Those bowls are lovely

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34 Sunita January 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Sandeepa, you’re being too harsh on yourself..I’m sure you’ve got a lot to give too…every mom has it :-)

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35 bee January 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm

whoa. i’m going to make these with a dash of instant coffee powder for extra punch. i don’t have cream, though.

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36 Archy January 16, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Happy Sankranthi.. Wonderful treat for sankranthi, nice tempting pic !! Drolling over the pic :) !!
Can i use whipped cream instead of cream ??

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37 Hélène January 17, 2009 at 12:42 am

Beautiful pictures. They look so good.

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38 pragyan January 17, 2009 at 1:30 am

Hi Sunita, Happy New Year! Been busy with exams and entertaining family, no time to blog! :( You are killing me with these recipes..I wish Maa was here and I could ask her to make it…you know, all the cravings and making Maa go helter-skelter during exams :) boo hoo!!

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39 Sunita January 17, 2009 at 7:55 am

Hi Pragyan,
Thanks, hope you had a great start to the New year too…I understand the exam phobia…is it over? If not, my best wishes are with you :-)

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40 cindy January 17, 2009 at 11:55 am

These look amazing!!! I will be trying them~Thank you!

And the photography is beautiful too!

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41 Sunita January 17, 2009 at 11:59 am

You’re welcome cindy :-)

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42 Gretchen Noelle January 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Goodness, don’t these look just delicious!

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43 Sunita January 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Oh yes! They are delish indeed, if I may say so ;-)

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44 pigpigscorner January 17, 2009 at 6:53 pm

wow they look amazing! Lovely pictures!

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45 Sunita January 17, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Thank you P :-)

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46 Kevin January 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Those looks really good. I like that they do not use eggs.

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47 Sunita January 17, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Thanks Kevin :-)

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48 Navita January 19, 2009 at 2:19 am

gosh they look gorgeous!…love it.

ho first timer here…u hve a treasure trove girl…of pics n delish recipes…:)

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49 Nicisme January 20, 2009 at 9:39 am

Trying not to lick the screen here Sunita!

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50 Sunita January 20, 2009 at 9:47 am
51 Vidya January 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Looks so perfect and tempting. I want some now… :-)

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52 Sunita January 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Thank you Vidya :-)

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53 Suganya January 23, 2009 at 11:38 pm

I love how you have used the props minimally. Muted b/g goes well with chocolate.

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54 Sunita January 24, 2009 at 10:21 am

Thanks dear Sug :-)

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55 vidyavenky February 24, 2009 at 5:22 pm

lovely sunita,
excellent

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56 Pratiba Bhat July 21, 2010 at 1:21 am

I’m glad I accidentally stumbled on your blog :) I too have chocolates left and I wasn’t sure what to do with them :) Now I know :) Thank you :) It is a pleasure to be here :)

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57 Raji December 4, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hi Sunita, I tried this out twice today :) It’s awesome. I did this in microwave. My hubby, a picky eater loved it. Thanks for such a lovely dessert!!! It is so easy.

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